Stardate 12252013: Things have taken a turn for the worse here on Day Three of the Power Outage / Blackout. The temperature outside has dropped to minus sixteen degrees Celsius (-16C / 3 degrees Fahrenheit) and inside the Enterprise, it is now 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit). I can see my breath when I exhale and there is no hot water.
I am up to wearing two sweaters (jumpers) and am now too ‘girthy’ to fit through the kitty door. My frozen raw food meal has been served to me….still frozen.We suspect that we will either starve or freeze to death. An emergency Away Team has been mobilized.
Three of us make up the Away Team (including myself) and we will head out on the next shuttle in search of heat and food. Two of us will stay on board the Enterprise, attempting repairs. We expect the worst but hope for the best.
We bit adieu to the Home Team (with an unspoken belief that they will perish) and begin our journey.
After some searching, we locate a cooperative race with power/electricity in an adjacent galaxy. The natives are friendly and welcome us inside. Some resistance is met by the residing Grey Queen, but we put aside our conflicts for the sake of the mission.
The locals posses a tree equipped with dangly items hung all over to play with, and they provide us with fresh catnip!!!! Joy. We are offered hot food and a place to sleep.
Stardate 12262013: We venture out with the natives to explore this new galaxy. We encounter strange yet friendly races and interesting scenery. I document our travels.
Stardate 12262013PM: We are contacted by the Enterprise. Repairs have been successful and power has been restored!!!!!!!!!!! We will head back tomorrow at 0900 hours.
Stardate 12272013: Our journey back to the Enterprise is not without obstacles. Our shuttle sustains damages and we must wait for roadside assistance to arrive with aid. I remain in the tiny box within the shuttle. I am not a fan of the tiny box, but as lead of the Away Team, I stay stoic.
I am unsure at this time, who or what is trying to thwart our success, but suspect it may be the Borg. Rest assured, we will not be assimilated and we will persevere!
Repairs are made to the shuttle and we continue our journey. FINALLY, we arrive at the Enterprise, equipped with heat, power, hot water and internet. We rejoice as we are reunited with the courageous Home Team, shaken, but okay.
Sadly, casualties were incurred. Several houseplants could not withstand the temperatures and did not make it. We honour their bravery and reflect on the oxygen and beauty they provided us. (Then, I eated some of their leaves, ooopsie! ) Mission Successful! Kitty out.
(Thanks Kitty. In other news, I can now sew!! And, will be able to finish my Belladone (I’ll blog it next week) for Sunday when we will celebrate Christmas at our house. So, if you are in the area, drop by for some tofurkey, wine, gifts and good conversation. Thanks everyone for your concern, help and well wishes and I hope you all had a terrific Christmas and Boxing Day!)